Capitol Notes There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's Marti Mikkelson and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.
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There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's Marti Mikkelson and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.

Most Recent Episodes

Capitol Notes: Analyzing the Dems Debate, Johnson Supports While Baldwin Opposes Kavanaugh Pick

The eight Democrats vying for the chance to take on Gov. Walker this fall shared the stage at UWM last week for their only broadcast debate, with just weeks to go until the Aug. 14 primary. In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com what he found interesting about the discussion, and whether there was a clear winner.

Capitol Notes: Analyzing the Dems Debate, Johnson Supports While Baldwin Opposes Kavanaugh Pick

Capitol Notes: Sanders Stumps For Baldwin, More Than a Half Million Claim Per-Child Tax Credit

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's campaign could get a shot in the arm, as former presidential candidate and fellow U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders stumps for her in Eauu Claire this weekend. Republicans are targeting Baldwin's seat in November and Sanders is considering another run for President himself in 2020. In this week's "Capitol Notes" conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com, what it means for Baldwin to have a heavy hitter like "Bernie" rallying for her.

Capitol Notes: Sanders Stumps For Baldwin, More Than a Half Million Claim Per-Child Tax Credit

Capitol Notes: Will Gov. Walker Be Able to Capitalize on Foxconn Expansions?

The Foxconn groundbreaking last week on Foxconn's huge LCD screen factory in Racine County was a big deal for Gov. Scott Walker. He pushed hard for the Taiwanese electronics giant to locate the plant in Wisconsin. The day after the groundbreaking, Walker celebrated the news that Foxconn plans to create at least 200 jobs in Green Bay. Those workers will develop applications for Foxconn's display screens. WUWM's Marti Mikkelson talked to Wispolitic's JR Ross about the Foxconn developments in this

Capitol Notes: Will Gov. Walker Be Able to Capitalize on Foxconn Expansions?

Capitol Notes: Tiny Village Of Mount Pleasant Gears Up For Trump Visit, Foxconn Groundbreaking

After months of anticipation, groundbreaking will be held Thursday on the huge Foxconn complex in Racine County. And President Trump, who advocated for the Taiwanese electronics giant to locate in Wisconsin, will be on hand for the festivities. State and local governments committed $4.5 billion in tax incentives to land the massive LCD screen manufacturing plant, and it could create up to 13,000 jobs. Trump's visit comes on the heels of the Marquette poll, which shows many people don't think

Capitol Notes: Tiny Village Of Mount Pleasant Gears Up For Trump Visit, Foxconn Groundbreaking

Capitol Notes: First Eric Holder, Now Barack Obama Group Involved in Wisconsin Fall Elections

A group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder worked to elect Democrats in last week's special elections in Wisconsin. One of the two open legislative seats went to a Democrat, while a Republican captured the other. Now, another big Democratic national organization is getting into the mix. It's a group formed by former President Obama. The organization says it's targeting Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November. It's also trying to get a Democrat elected to the seat currently held by

Capitol Notes: First Eric Holder, Now Barack Obama Group Involved in Wisconsin Fall Elections

Capitol Notes: Will Special Elections Tuesday be Litmus Test of "Blue Wave" in Wisconsin?

Voters in De Pere, WI will select a new state senator Tuesday. Meanwhile, voters in Lodi will choose a new member of the Assembly. Special elections are being held to fill two vacancies. Observers are wondering whether the elections could be a litmus test for the "blue wave" in Wisconsin, in this midterm election year. Democrats are campaigning hard to win the seats, while Republicans are fighting just as hard to keep them. Wispolitics.com Editor JR Ross talked about the special elections and

Capitol Notes: Will Special Elections Tuesday be Litmus Test of "Blue Wave" in Wisconsin?

Capitol Notes: Straw Poll at Democratic Convention Asks Delegates about Gubernatorial Hopefuls

The August primary elections are coming up quickly. Yet there's still no Democratic front-runner in the Democrats' bid to prevent Republican Gov. Scott Walker from winning another term in November. The number of candidates is in the double digits. However, a few of them could be pulling ahead, according to a straw poll that WisPolitics.com conducted at last weekend's state Democratic Party convention. WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross says the poll wasn't scientific, but the results could be

Capitol Notes: Straw Poll at Democratic Convention Asks Delegates about Gubernatorial Hopefuls

Capitol Notes: Democrats Gear Up For Weekend Convention, Another State Lawmaker Calls it Quits

Hundreds of delegates are expected to gather in Oshkosh this weekend for the annual state Democratic Party convention. This year's focus will be on the governor's race, as more than a dozen Democratic candidates have announced their intention to run against Republican incumbent Scott Walker in November. But first, they'll have to get through a crowded Democratic primary in August. In this week's "Capitol Notes" conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com, just how fired

Capitol Notes: Democrats Gear Up For Weekend Convention, Another State Lawmaker Calls it Quits

Capitol Notes: Field Set in June Special Elections, Barca Passes on Run For Ryan Seat

The slate of candidates is set in special elections for two vacant seats in the state Legislature, after primaries last week. Republican Jon Plumer advanced to take on Democrat Ann Groves-Lloyd for an Assembly post, north of Madison. GOP state Rep. Andre Jacque will face Democrat Caleb Frostman, for a Green Bay area Senate seat. Jacque defeated a well-financed business consultant in the primary. WUWM's Marti Mikkelson talked about the contests with JR Ross of wispolitics.com, for this week's

Capitol Notes: Field Set in June Special Elections, Barca Passes on Run For Ryan Seat

Capitol Notes: Vukmir Gets Crucial Endorsement, Primaries Held Tuesday in Special Elections

After weeks of suspense, U.S. Senate hopeful Leah Vukmir won the endorsement from delegates at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention over the weekend. She snagged the party's backing from her opponent in the GOP primary — Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson. The two are vying for the chance to face Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin in November. WUWM's Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross of wispolitics.com talked about the endorsement, in this week's "Capitol Notes" conversation. Marti asked JR

Capitol Notes: Vukmir Gets Crucial Endorsement, Primaries Held Tuesday in Special Elections

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